Ocala Anise

Ocala Anise

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Sale price $69.95

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  • Family owned farm since 1980
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Fast Growing Evergreen Shrub With Fragrant Foliage

Looking for a plant to provide low maintenance, dense privacy? The Yellow Ocala Anise shrub is a wonderful option for a low-maintenance shrub and makes a great hedge plant! The shrub’s natural conical shape does not require much pruning and is great for more shady areas.

The botanical name of this plant is illicium parviflorum hedge and it is native to north central Florida. Generally considered a large shrub or small anise tree if pruned to that desired shape.

This plant or evergreen tree gets very large throughout maturity. Can grow up to 10 to 15 feet tall and 6-10 feet wide. It makes a great privacy bush when planted in a location that deems it so. The yellow anise hedge also can provide protection from the wind as a windbreak.

The Yellow Anise bush’s elliptical-shaped leaves give off an aromatic scent of anise when crushed and the shrub features olive green subtle flowers in the spring growing season, followed by star-shaped seedpods.

Although it is similar to Star Anise bush, the licorice-scented seedpods and leaves are not edible fruit and should not be consumed. The central Florida shrub is considered a moderate to the rapid grower and can spread by suckering and forming colonies of the root mass.


This species of Anise illicium does well in sandy, acidic soils but will adapt to other soil types as well such as moist soils or dry soils. Plants that are grown in shady areas have rich, dark green leaves, whereas plants grown in the sun tend to be more yellow green.

This cultivar will remain upright and tight in full sun, and when grown in part shade takes on a more relaxed habitat with darker leaves and fewer blooms. These plants grow and thrive in the southern United States. The USDA plant hardiness zones are 8-10.

The packaging method ensures your plant arrives in good condition. We ship high-quality plants so please reach out to us if it is anything less than what you were expecting. The yellow anise tree is very hardy and should have no issues.

Shop the Ocala Anise for sale. It is a good choice for a cold hardy evergreen shrub with lush, green foliage and aromatically scented leaves. It is also easy to grow!

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Botanical Name
Illicium parviflorum

Full Sun / Partial Shade

Foliage Color

Flower Color

Mature Width
6-10 ft

Mature Height
10-15 ft

Growing Zones 8, 9, 10

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Karen D.
United States

Great plants. Packaged perfectly.

They came perfectly packaged so planting was easy


Will be a repeat customer!

We did a lot of research on the Anise and it’s uncommon in nursery’s in our area in Texas. We Found My Perfect Plants and received great customer service, our shrubs arrived well packaged and cared for. Beautiful, heathy shrubs/trees when opened. We Planted them at our Lakehouse as a privacy hedge and are excited to care for them and watch them grow here! Not to mention the wonderful scent this shrub gives off.


Perfect Plants Nursery

Thank you for choosing My Perfect Plants and sharing your excitement with us, my green-thumbed friend. We're absolutely thrilled to have you as part of our gardening community! If you ever have any questions, need more gardening tips, or just want to share your plant adventures, we're here for you. Happy planting, and may your Anise shrubs bring you joy, beauty, and that delightful scent you can't get enough of!


I’m used to getting the run around when I try to make a claim against an extended warranty; but my experience using the 1 year guarantee I paid for when one of my shrubs died was so easy and painless. I was positively shocked by your commitment to making me a happy customer. Thanks so much!


Perfect Plants Nursery

Hi! We are thrilled to hear how well everything went with your Ocala Anise. Providing top quality customer care is our priority and so glad everything went well. All the best.

Nicole H.

I live in Ocala Florida so I just had to get the Ocala Anise :D I love it!


Perfect Plants Nursery

Perfect choice, Nicole! Thank you for your Ocala Anise order. I am sure it's enjoying life with you. Take care!

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